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​Health Communication and Medication Webinars

These free webinar recordings provide help and credible information for people living with pain and their families. WWDPI hosts and records these webinars in collaboration with community partners with partial funding by the Province of BC through the Community Gaming Grants.

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February 2018
David J. Tauben, MD, FACP-Chief, UW Division of Pain Medicine
Treatment of chronic pain requires “multimodal analgesia,” a management plan that often requires pharmacological as well as nondrug therapies, and very importantly large measures of clinician guided patient self-management.
May 17, 2017 - 11:00 a.m. PDT, 2:00 p.m. EDT
Beth Darnall, PhD -Clinical Associate Professor - Stanford University School of Medicine
Learn the science behind pain catastrophizing, its impacts, and why this psychological construct should be assessed and treated in outpatients and in individuals who are planning to have surgery. ​
April 5, 2017 - 11:00am PST, 2:00pm EST
Neil Pearson PT - Clinical Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
Neil Pearson discusses the difference that can happen when movement is viewed as a treatment intended to open the medicine cabinet inside.
January 10, 2017 - 11:00am PST, 2:00pm EST
Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM - Chief Medical Officer of Las Vegas Recovery Center's Pain Recovery Program
Dr. Pohl will review the interactions of pain, suffering, and addiction as they interface in patients and provide suggestions for intervention and treatment.
Eric Garland, PhD, LCSW -Associate Professor at the University of Utah College of Social Work
Dr. Garland will discuss Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE) and how it can help with addictive behaviours with perscription opioids and with pain management.
Jane Ballantyne, MD, FRCA-Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Washington
Dr. Jane Ballantyne will discuss the importance of measuring functional outcomes for people in pain instead of focusing on pain intensity.
Blake Dear, PhD, MClinPsych-Managing Co-Director, eCentreClinic, Macquarie University, Australia
Dr. Blake Dear will discuss recent strategies for using technology to access better pain care for both patients and practitioners.
May, 2015
Katherine Harman, PhD-Associate Professor, Dalhousie University
Dr. Katherine Harman examines exercise adherence with a focus on three things that can affect the extent to which a patient will engage in an exercise program.
December, 2014
Ken Craig, PhD-Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia
Psychologist Ken Craig discusses how health professionals can understand other's experience of pain.
May, 2014
Connie Davis, MN, ARNP, RN-Program Director, Centre for Collaboration, Motivation, and Innovation
Connie Davis uses her expansive knowledge of patient and healthcare providers to illuminate the importance of Brief Action Planning and the role it plays in supporting people's activity in their own health and wellness.
January, 2014
Janet Jull, MSc (OT), PhD (c)-Occupational Therapist
Dr. Janet Jull will take participants through the benefits of shared decision making and how it can help with chronic pain management and better communication with health professionals.
January, 2013
Edward Dillon,  BSc. Pharm., RPh., ACPR, PharmD.-Clinical Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Surrey Memorial Hospital
In this webinar, we will discuss some benefits and concerns for the major classes of pain medications.
November 2012
William Godolphin, MD & Angela Towle, PhD-Co-Directors of the Division of Health Care Communication, University of British Columbia
Drs. Godolphin and Towle will talk about how to improve doctor-patient communication.
October 24, 2012 - 10:00am PST, 1:00pm EST
Andrea Furlan MD, PhD-Associate Professor, Division of Physiatry, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Dr. Andrea Furlan will help us navigate the difficult topic of using opiods for chronic pain treatment.

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